Dr. Samantha Meltzer
A PHILOSOPHY THAT RESPECTS INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES.

ABOUT ME

ABOUT ME

I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in child, adolescent, and family therapy. I see children and adolescents for a range of mental health concerns and life stressors, including anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, social issues, difficulty with self-esteem, post-traumatic stress, and disruptive behaviors. I offer practical, down-to-earth strategies, tools, and work to improve coping skills and general well-being using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Family Systems therapy, and parent guidance, or a combination of these approaches and techniques. 

EXPERIENCE

In addition to my practice, I serve as a School Psychologist and the Director of Support Services at Friends Seminary in Manhattan. There, I provide clinical services to Lower, Middle, and Upper School students and offer parent education and consultation. I collaborate with teachers, administrators, and other members of the Support Services team, including learning specialists, the school nurse, the Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, as well as College Counseling to support student learning. I also facilitate support and affinity groups, including “Banana Splits” for students whose parents are separated, divorced, or deceased, and for children who live with one parent due to single parenting by choice. 

EDUCATION

New York State License 016757

Doctor of Psychology in School-Clinical

Child Psychology, APA-Accredited Program

​Yeshiva University, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Bronx, NY ​

Masters of Science in School Psychology

Yeshiva University, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Bronx, NY

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY 

SPECIALTIES
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): An evidence-based treatment supported by research for its effectiveness. Understand the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Learn and practice strategies such as feelings identification, stress inoculation techniques (breathing, progressive muscle relaxation), distraction, self-talk, cognitive restructuring, and more

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): includes emotion regulation, frustration and distress tolerance, mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness

  • Insight Oriented Therapy 

  • Interpersonal and Relational Therapy

  • Relationship Building 

  • Social Skills

  • Family Systems Therapy

  • Parent Management Training 

  • Systematic Problem Solving

  • Conflict Resolution 

  • Anger Management 

  • Impulse Control 

 

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CONTACT ME

Making an Appointment

When you call to inquire or to schedule an appointment, I will speak with you about your concerns, get some basic information and answer any questions you may have. I will review the information and recommend who should come to the first appointment.

I offer virtual sessions via Zoom for your health, safety, and convenience. 

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LOCATION

Brooklyn, New York 

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